AUTODELTA Volvo Bus said it is hopes to expand its presence in the Philippines by advocating for more routes for city buses in the country.
“We are trying to talk to as many city planners, developers. Our advocacy is that transportation infrastructure should be equally important as the sewerage and the road networks,” Autodelta Volvo Bus Philippines President
Robbie Torres told The Manila Times in a chance interview.
Torres said the company is looking to supply “big buses like point-to-point buses in this case.”
Torres noted that without proper transportation infrastructure, cities would become congested and polluted.
Asked if Volvo wants to play a part in the jeepney modernization program to be launched by the government, Torres said no.
“Many times we get invited by the Department of Transportation but we stand on another side of the spectrum,” Torres said.
He said Volvo is, however, interested in participating in the Bus Rapid Transit network in the country.
Volvo Buses is one of the Swedish companies that have expressed interest in taking part in airport projects in the country. The government of Sweden has committed to partner with the Philippines in building airport projects.